Hard to believe that I’ve used one phone consistently for one year… and counting. That’s easily the longest period of time I’ve ever used a single phone for considering I’ve used at least 60 different phones in the past 6 years (modest for some, I’m sure..).
What I find even more surprising is that I haven’t had a scintilla of desire for another phone since I got the iPhone 4 on July 31, 2010. In fact, I hardly even care about other phones anymore, save for the exotic Nokia N9.
In the past year…
- The iPhone 4 has been my communicator, camera, bank teller, food finder, news & weather channel and so much more for me…check out my post about why it’s the best device out.
- 1,001 analogous Android devices have come and gone. If I wasn’t ‘involved’ in the industry, I wouldn’t even know their names…
- I won a Nokia N8 at an event. Like a true Symbian user, I keep the firmware updated but, like a typical iPhone user, I just can’t bring myself to use it
- I’ve missed Nokia’s great camera qualities… but that’s about it…
- I’ve been labelled an “Apple fanboy” by some. Apparently when you use, appreciate and advocate quality products, that’s what you are…
- …Meanwhile, most of the competition is still trying to catch up and are still trying to figure out what hit them….
- # of drops that left a mark on the iPhone: 2
- # of times lost: 0
- # of times taken in for service: 1 (to get cracked glass on the back replaced. The people at the Apple store did it for free.)
- # of warranty replacements: 0
- # of apps: 123
- # of songs: 3,110
- # of videos: 4
- # of photos: 4,666
- Total talktime: 6 days, 5 hours
- Total data transmitted: 8.8GB
- Favourite case: None.. I like it naked
- Favourite imaging app: Camera+
- Favourite productivity app: 2Do
- The Holy Bible
- Favourite jailbroken feature: 5 icons on the dock
- Favourite unspoken feature: rating music in the iTunes app
- Favourite photos taken with my iPhone 4:
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- Favourite video taken with my iPhone 4 (best part is with 30 seconds remaining):
Admittedly, I’m dying to try out the Nokia N9 and the next Nokia Windows device. I’d also like to upgrade my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 as soon as it’s commercially available. In the end though, I have a feeling that I’m just going to retire for another year with the next generation iPhone. I’m too entrenched in the iTunes ecosystem to explore half-baked alternatives.